FIRST-YEAR ADMISSIONS ADVISOR/RECRUITER

FIRST-YEAR ADMISSIONS ADVISOR/RECRUITER

Req #: 187630 Department: UW BOTHELL: OFFICE OF ADMISSIONS Job Location: UW Bothell Posting Date: 02/24/2021 Closing Info: Open Until Filled Salary: Salary and benefits are competitive. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Shift: First Shift Notes: Although open until filled, priority application date is March 9, 2021.

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Work is ordinarily performed in an office environment but may be performed remotely depending on health and safety requirements under the COVID-19 pandemic. As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.

UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty.

Located in the heart of the Puget Sound region, the University of Washington Bothell is one of the most dynamic public universities in the state of Washington. The campus is committed to increasing access to an excellent UW education and preparing students to be leaders throughout Washington and beyond.

UW Bothell provides students a participatory, cross-disciplinary experience grounded in hands-on learning, community-based research, close relationships with faculty as teachers and mentors, and the personalized support of staff who are dedicated to student success.

The campus offers more than 55 undergraduate and graduate degrees. Current enrollment is approximately 6,000 students. More than 90 percent of undergraduates are from Washington State, more than 40% are first-generation college attendees, and more than half are students of color.

The University values hiring faculty and staff who have demonstrated experience and ability to work successfully with diverse student populations and who can contribute to a campus culture that promotes equity among colleagues.

Diversity and inclusion are core values at UW Bothell. Our work begins with the acceptance and celebration of the differences that are represented through the many diverse and minoritized communities on our campus and in the surrounding community. We recognize that we are bound together in a collective experience and that our actions impact all in our community. When we focus on the lives of the most marginalized groups among us, we also create conditions of equity, justice and academic excellence for everyone.

The three priorities of the University’s current Strategic Plan - Increasing Access, Achieving Excellence are to: strengthen diversity and equity, enhance community and campus engagement, and advance cross-disciplinary teaching and scholarship.

In addition to having award winning faculty and staff, UW Bothell has been recognized for innovations in academic programming and support services designed to help students graduate on time and debt-free. It has also earned both recognition and awards for its work in the area of environmental sustainability.

The Office of Admissions at UW Bothell has an outstanding opportunity for a First-Year Admissions Advisor/Recruiter.

Working within the Office of Admissions, the First-Year Admissions Advisor will recruit and advise prospective first-year students (predominately coming from the Washington State Community) to prepare them to apply to UW Bothell. Under the direction of the Assistant Director of Admissions (with advice from the Director of Admissions and Assistant Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management), the First-Year Admissions Advisor will create and implement recruitment strategies to better serve the prospective student population of first-year students.
The Advisor will advise prospective students, primarily based on academic major of interest, to help with academic planning, career options, program eligibility requirements, and admissions requirements.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Advising:
• Independently plan and execute presentations to students through high school and community college visits, community events, college fairs, individual appointments, etc.
• Support all recruiting and advising activities through the Office of Admissions.
• As a member of the Advising Team, contribute to and implement short- and long-term plans for University recruitment and pre-admission advising functions. Advise potential applicants (in person, group session, phone, chat, e-mail, or web).
• Act as advising liaison to assigned high school and/or community college faculty, staff, and students.
• Lead community and business outreach efforts.
• Participate in the professional admissions and advising community to strengthen professional knowledge base and to reinforce UW Bothell name recognition.
• Build and maintain relations with UW Bothell Academic Programs, as well as internal and external constituents.
• Represent UW Bothell in a professional manner at all times.
• Contribute to and support the implementation and maintenance of innovative recruiting and advising strategies.
• Recruit a diverse and academically talented student population.

Holistic File Review:
• Conduct holistic application review and rating of first-year applicants.
• Rate candidates on both cognitive and non-cognitive attributes such as overall ability and motivation to be successful at UWB.
• Participate in admissions committee meetings.

Publications:
• Design and review publications and marketing materials, plan and execute recruiting events.
• Other Duties as Assigned.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
• Bachelor’s degree, and at least two years of professional experience recruiting and advising diverse populations in an educational setting. Equivalent education and/or experience may substitute for minimum requirements.
• Knowledge and experience of the pre-admission and admissions processes.
• Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
• Ability to work effectively and cooperatively with the public, students, faculty, and community members including those from various cultural and socio-economic groups.
• Ability to collect data and create reports using database systems.
• Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and policies related to student records, information systems, admissions, and registration.
• Presentation and advising skills that demonstrate commitment to best methods including use of technology.
• Must dependable, accurate, have attention to detail, be a good team member, and a positive attitude.

Equivalent education and/or experience may substitute for minimum requirements.

Desired:
• 2+ years of professional work experience with diverse student populations preferred.

Conditions of employment:
• Work is performed in an office setting or remotely, and externally in high schools, community colleges, community events, and college fairs.
• Evening and weekend work is required.
• Travel is required in-state and out-of-state.
• Must be able to lift/move approximately 50 pounds of recruiting materials.

Application Process:
The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment, you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington state law .



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The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

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